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Rank Your Hub In The Search Engines

Updated on June 11, 2011

Ranking In The Search Engines

There is no real secret as to how to rank a hub in the search engines for your keywords.

Use Your Keywords in Your Hub

First you need to know what you keyword phrase is. Use this in your hub's url, in the title, in first paragraph, and in the last paragraph. That's enough if you are only writing 500 words - you can use it a few more times if you are writing a longer hub. The main mistake people make is being too clever.

In practice if you write naturally and don't use cute or allegorical titles you will probably be fine. If you can't get the exact hub url you want - use it in the title and change the url until you get a unique one - adding a phrase or a number to the end of the url - not the start.

Get Anchored Backlinks to Your Hub

This is whole subject in itself but use your keywords when commenting on other hubs. Setup a blog to promote your hubs. Setup free blogs on or to do the same thing.

Anchored backlinks are in fact the most important thing you can do to get your hub (or any other website ranked for that matter). 

You have to be at the top!
You have to be at the top!

How to Optimise Your Hub For Readers

Well pretty much the same way as you do for search engines - oddly enough! Having a clear title and mentioning what the subject of the hub is was something I was taught in school long before SEO was invented!

Hubs aren't articles, we live in a multimedia world and many subjects just scream out for videos and pictures. Why would you not include videos in a hub about popular songs or pictures in a hub about travel? People do though and wonder why they get no readers. If the topic is appropriate add a poll: people like to interact. Tie the poll to the comments capsule. (Hint: this can be an easy way to do market research too).

This also keeps your visitors on your hub for longer - which gives you a tick with Google!

Write something original, informative that others are interested in and you will get readers. If you are stuck for ideas as to what to write about use the request section to answer create hubs which have been specifically asked for.

Spell check and run a grammar checker if you are unsure. Google has learned to spell quite well and the trick of using common typos won't get you ranked any faster these days.

If you use other people's photos, credit them.

Photo Credit

How to Write a Linkbait Hub Which Attracts Visitors and Google

Link bait is a term used to describe a page or in our case a hub which attracts visitors and causes comment. Its basically the art of writing something linkworthy and useful. You need to become a useful place for people to bookmark and return to.

Choosing the right keywords is important yes, in fact probably critical. Promotion is important too but both are a waste of time if your readership hit the back button as soon as they arrive.

Fortunately the guidelines for a good link bait hub are no secret:

  • A minimum of 1500 words, of your own, purely original writing

  • A minimum of 3 relevant video capsules

  • A minimum of 5 relevant non-copyrighted images

  • At least 10 relevant, helpful links to other sources, each with your own 30-50 word description

  • A news capsule (or highly-relevant RSS feed), or eBay Capsule if your topic is product-related

  • 15 relevant tags, including 2-3 common misspellings or spelling variants (if any)

  • Maximum 150 word unique description of the utility of your Flagship Hub in the Summary Text

This is not a list I made up: its the requirements for the HubPage's Flagship Hubs program where approved authors get paid $25-$35 for a hub on an approved topic which fulfils all these criteria, so you can assume that HubPages put some thought into this list and that some of their staff know a thing or two about SEO.

There are interesting elements that most people miss from their hubs:

  • I don't always write 1500 words, but almost always I write more than 800 words; Google does seem to like more text and you will get a higher hubscore which helps to get internal HubPages traffic;
  • videos make your readers stay longer on your page: Google interprets this as meaning your page is useful;
  • captions on images will get picked up on Google image search as these are used for the alt tag and image title (automatically done for you);

  • the outgoing links to authoritative sites are something many people miss out. They fear that readers will follow the link and never return. So put the links at the bottom: below the comments - most people won't read that far. These links appear important for the "credibility" that Google gives to sites.

  • every hub I publish has a newsfeed or an eBay capsule or both: these capsules update frequently: keeping my hub updated and "fresh" to the search engines without me lifting a finger. Amazon doesn't work in the same manner because the listings are far more static;

  • the tags are not used as meta tags so are irrelevant for the search engines: instead they are used for categorising the hubs which appear on the front page of HubPages: study those tags and use them if appropriate for your hub;

  • the hub's summary is displayed in both search engine listing and as the results of internal searches on HubPages: make it unique to please Google and compelling to make a reader click through.

Develop a Network of Focused Hubs

Linking to other hubs (your own or others) is NOT counted as a self-promotional link so interlink your hubs on similar topics. Although you can use the group feature to link hubs in a linear fashion at the bottom of the hub from a SEO perspective it is better to add keyword anchored links within your text.

A more recent program at HubPages with the same payment structure as the Flagship Hub pages mentioned above is called the Capstone hub program. Here the writer produces 15 short (300 word minimum) hubs all on an a related topic plus a longer (500 word minimum) capstone hub which links back to each of the shorter hubs. This program seems to acknowledge the importance of inter-linking hubs and the requirements include at least 2 contextual links within the body of the text to other hubs in the series. The final "capstone hub" links to every other hub in the series.

This approach appears ideal for product reviews and similar topics. You can focus on a group of long tail keywords and test out what works and what doesn't.

How to Optimise Your HubPages Income

Obviously traffic is the key to income. The most useful traffic is that which comes from search engines particularly Google. These are readers with a need: and if your hub provides advertising that will solve that need you will get a sale.

The advertising partners which pay the best for most HubPages authors are in order: Adsense eBay Amazon Kontera

The Best Hubs Design Contextual Advertising

Adsense and Kontera Kontera has only been available for a few months so its hard to tell how successful it will be long term, but their limited number of advertiser makes for much poorer targeting of ads than Adsense and therefore a worse click through rate.

Despite initial fears there seems to be no drop of Adsense revenue on hubs running both Kontera and Adsense

Adsense is consistently most HubPages author's biggest earner. Although the HubPage model of transparent revenue sharing is attractive, and cheap for them to run, it does mean that your Adsense account is used directly in the 60% of impressions that is your share of the revenue. This has a couple of potential down sides:

  • your account is probably smart-priced. If you have other well performing Adsense accounts you may not wish to use your primary Adsense account on HubPages, not that you are allowed more than one Adsense account, but there are ways and means;

  • if someone doesn't like you then can maliciously use your Adsense ID on illegal, pornographic or other bad neighborhood sites. To prevent this make sure you use the Adsense feature which allows you to control which sites can use your Adsense ID. Adding just profile url will cover all your hubs.

The best preforming Adsense placement available at HubPages is a large rectangle inserted to the right of the first block of text. This will only appear if the first text capsule is long enough: about 3 paragraphs and there is not another capsule positioned to the right: e.g. a photo or link.

If you want to maximise your Adsense earnings make sure that this text capsule is long enough to trigger the rectangle. Then break the text into a second capsule to trigger a horizontal line of ads. The ad placement varies as HubPages continually tests their ad placement but a HubPage optimised for Adsense will look something like the picture to the right

You won't always get an image in the rectangle but when you do it has a good click through rate.

Affiliate Sales: eBay and Amazon

To get paid from either of these programs you need to make a sale. When someone clicks through on a product highlighted in an eBay or Amazon capsule your "cookie" is embedded for 24 hours with Amazon and 30 days with eBay. That is why most people do better with eBay.

Unfortunately the eBay capsule only promotes products from and you cannot not use it for other country's eBay sites.

To improve your eBay sales think about what people buy on-line. If you can get it cheaper at your local chain store they won't buy. Also if the item is expensive or very individual i.e. needs to fit, they probably won't buy. Look for relatively cheap items which are cheap i.e. light to ship and which are commodities: bought on price rather than preference.

The best earner with eBay is to get the $25 sign up bonus payable if you introduce a new user to eBay who registers and buys within 30 days. To get the registration you need to need to include an affiliate link pointing to the registration page: this will also point the user to their country's eBay store if appropriate.

Buying Keywords

Advanced HubPage Earnings

The real long-term benefit of HubPages is not really the direct income that you can make from it. The most successful hub authors make around $1000+ / month from their hubs. This requires a reasonable number of hubs but it is passive income once the hub is written and assuming you have automatic updating set-up courtesy of news feeds and eBay capsules.

For most people starting from scratch on HubPages they will see little to no earnings for the first six months. Age counts for quite a lot with Google - just getting older will help a hub get ranked.

The single most important thing you can do to maximise your hub earnings is to:

Select The Right Topics For Your Hubs

More importantly it your hubs need to be written around the right buying keywords:

  • keywords which people who are buying are looking for hint: people looking for hot Nicole Kidman pictures are rarely buying anything, compared to those who search for a blue iPod player.

  • you need a keyword which has some search traffic - here's a hint there's about 1 person a day who searches for "internet marketing hubpages"- I know because they end up on my hub- there's just not enough them to matter :-)

  • find a topic which doesn't have huge amount of competition, as a beginner you don't have a hope to get to the top spot on "credit cards" or "money" or "lose weight"

Other Affiliate Signups

You are allowed to promote other affiliate programs on HubPages so long as you stay within the TOS. Getting people to sign-up with relevant sites or services can make you additional income.

This is the 4th and final (for now) hub in my how to hub series - the other hubs are:

Part One: Make Money Writing

Part Two: Develop Your Own Website or HubPages

If you want to read more of journey to retirement on the internet check out my blog below!

Part Three: HubPages - Start of Your On-Line Business?


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    • Vaiebhav profile image


      8 years ago from Auckland, New Zealand

      Great hub from a fellow Kiwi!

    • Mike B. profile image

      Mike B. 

      8 years ago

      great hub, very informative. I see now that I have alot more work to do then I thought. lol Thanks again for this hub.

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      Hector Herrera 

      8 years ago from Dominican Republic

      Wow. This is a great guide. I showed how many mistakes I have been making, but it's never to late to correct my course.Thanks a lot.


    • SharkAl profile image


      8 years ago from Bedfordshire UK

      Fantastic Hub

    • lelanew55 profile image


      9 years ago

      This is the day to read your hubs for me after 6 months of being a member. I guess you have to be ready to accept good information. have you stopped writing with this profile? I don't see any recent hubs. any way I am also a member of the keyword academy though I am not making good use of it. I have seen you at the forums there. well I am a fun now even though you don't need one. And I will get to work tomorrow to implement many of the advice you gave. thanks

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      9 years ago from Florida, United States

      great hub Lissie... you are an inspiration! rated 'up' and saved in my favorites!

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      Sophia Heresford 

      9 years ago from Ohio

      Thank you Lissie. This was edifying.


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      9 years ago

      Great hub, thank you for the wonderful info!

    • Lissie profile imageAUTHOR

      Elisabeth Sowerbutts 

      10 years ago from New Zealand

      Yes it is - the hubpages ebay relationship is back to normal!

    • rmcrayne profile image


      10 years ago from San Antonio Texas

      What is the status of eBay Rules Change? Seems like established hubbers are ok, and that new hubbers are once again being approved. Is this correct? Here is the forum link:

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      Rob Welsh 

      10 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time.

      Hi Lissie. Great Stuff and excellent reading for the boy from Bumble Town - NZ. Thank you for writing this in terms that newbies can understand. I look forward to reading some more of your works & bookmarked this one.

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      Don Simkovich 

      10 years ago from Pasadena, CA

      Nice Hub, Lissie, and revealing more of the "science" behind Hubpages and writing on the Internet. I didn't know about the capstone Hubs. Nor did I think about the large rectangle approach for Adsense.

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      10 years ago from Southern Hemisphere, a little to the left.

      Super Hub Lissie - no I am not stalking you!! Bookmarked for future reference

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      10 years ago from Tennessee

      WOW! Great Hub this is exactly what I needed to get started on hubpages. Thanks for the great info.

    • Beth100 profile image


      10 years ago from Canada

      Very informative. There's lots to learn that isn't related to writing. Thanks for such an informative hub!

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      Investor Jim 

      10 years ago from Canada

      I didn't even notice adding an image on the right of the top text shoving down the adsense block so I'm glad you pointed it out. There are lots of little tricks I'm noticing here. It's good that HubPages seem to have a good idea about SEO so it makes life a little easier. See ya where the bad kids hang out.

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      10 years ago from San Diego, California

      Very helpful for a new member. Thanks.

    • Lissie profile imageAUTHOR

      Elisabeth Sowerbutts 

      10 years ago from New Zealand

      Cool - I wrote it a long time ago but it still applies

    • Change_Agent profile image


      10 years ago from US

      Hi Lissie,

      This hub is extremely useful, many thanks. Picked it up as KWA member.

    • Lissie profile imageAUTHOR

      Elisabeth Sowerbutts 

      10 years ago from New Zealand

      It depends most are nofollow but I am using twitwall for twitter and that is dofollow

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      10 years ago

      can social bookmarking links help...

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      10 years ago

      very helpful and easy to understand, sorted out a lot of my confuson, thank you.

    • Neal.edmar profile image


      10 years ago

      I like very much of this ub like other that you. And because your advice I will try more to optimize my ub pages, and I get to prodigy not bad and make 0,81 dollar  okay is nothing but I think will get better

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      10 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      Oh Lissie, Thank you so much for the info as always you provide useful tools that make us more productive.:)

    • marisuewrites profile image


      10 years ago from USA

      I will be using these tips....after I read and re-read!! Thanks for the input to help us all!!

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      Benson Yeung 

      10 years ago from Hong Kong

      Hi Lissie,

      this hub is great. I have bookmarked this to return often.

    • increaseurmileage profile image


      10 years ago

      Thanks for the details about laying out a flagship hub. I rarely take time to read all the details sites like hubpages publish about themselves. I'll have to save this hub and create myself a checklist.

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      Mr Nice 

      10 years ago from North America

      Hi Lissie, Very well written and explained. Thanks your info is very useful.

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      10 years ago from Orlando,Fl

      Great info. I knew most of it but sure needed a reminder. I've been studying trust marketing because I've been using it on my ecommerce sites to increase sales. So it's been awhile since I've hit up one of your hubs but they are always great!

      Thanks for the effort, Mike

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      10 years ago from NW Indiana


      This Hub and, those like it, are exactly the reason I have stuck with HubPages. The help and information from Authors like you, that is shared through Hubs like this, makes HubPages the best. Thumbs Up!

    • CleaningGirl profile image


      10 years ago from Illinois

      Great information for a newbie!

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      10 years ago

      Wow this is a very detailed article. I will keep your advice in mind. Thanks!

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      10 years ago from USA

      Great practical and useful advice Lissie!

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      Elisabeth Sowerbutts 

      10 years ago from New Zealand

      Thanks everyone for visiting and your kind words! More fans always welcome thanks larry and peggy

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      10 years ago from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

      What an informative and entertaining Hub, you've built here missie Lissie! :-) I've just joined your Fan-club and will be checkin' out more of your creations in the very near future.

      Thanx for such fine work M'Lady!


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      Peggy Woods 

      10 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Definitely need to save this to read and re-read. Great advice from an expert. Being relatively new to this, I had no idea that placement, length, etc. mattered. Will work with some of these ideas with the next hub I write. Thanks!

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      Peggy Woods 

      10 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Oh........and you have another fan.........not that you need any more!

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      Camping Dan 

      10 years ago

      These are great tips! I already do several of them and it does help make your hub do better with the search engines.

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      10 years ago from US

      awesome seo advice on hubs. Ill try to use these trick on a few new hubs of mine.

      Thanks for the advice!

    • Lissie profile imageAUTHOR

      Elisabeth Sowerbutts 

      10 years ago from New Zealand

      mm - I think i've changed my mind re tags- the tag pages themselves are giving me good backlinks cool! RE smartpricing- grizz wrote about it here I thought I was for a while on hubpages - but now I think I was just targetting low paying niches!

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      10 years ago

      Hey Lissie great info-packed hub!  I was not aware of the smart-pricing thing.  Is there a surefire way to tell if my account is getting smart-priced?  ...Oh well I'm not gonna sweat it really because it's the only Google account I have.

      Also as far as tags, actually it does hold weight in the search engines.  I've seen many random hubs, and have tested several of my own, and they have popped up on top pages of search results based on a tag.  That's why now I choose targeted keywords for each one of my tags.  It does help no doubt.

    • Lissie profile imageAUTHOR

      Elisabeth Sowerbutts 

      10 years ago from New Zealand

      Glad it helped you guys! Judy - it wasn't so much an old e-book - more an unfinished one for which I had figured out there was no search traffic for!

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      Susan M 

      10 years ago

      Another fabulous hub! I'm new to hubpages and this is really useful - thanks!

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      Judy Cullins 

      10 years ago from La Mesa, CA

      Hi LIaaie, Loved it all. Especially getting 4 hubs from an "Old" eBook!

      Judy Cullins=bookcoach

    • Essy84 profile image


      10 years ago

      Brilliant stuff, I really learned some valuable tricks here..

      Especially the bit about the eBay feed, and the wikipedia links at the bottom. So simple, but I would never have thought of it!


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      10 years ago

      I like it when you put it very simple and easy to understand.

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      Elisabeth Sowerbutts 

      10 years ago from New Zealand

      Thanks guys for the comments - that was a bit of luck lbtrader!

    • lbtrader profile image


      10 years ago from Canada

      really great info....thx.

      now i have to research it so i'm off to google your hubs...

      wow....five lightest notebooks....first google attempt...your top on the search engine...proof enough for this junior hubber

      i'm a fan

    • lbtrader profile image


      10 years ago from Canada

      really great info....thx.

      now i have to research it so i'm off to google your hubs...

      i'm a fan

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      Marye Audet 

      10 years ago

      Lissie, this is fantastic. Thumbs up..great job!

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      10 years ago from California

      As a newbie hubber, this is extremely helpful information. Can't wait to read your other hubs on the subject.

    • Lissie profile imageAUTHOR

      Elisabeth Sowerbutts 

      10 years ago from New Zealand

      @ Grizz - wtf I whole bunch of people clicked thru from the shameless self-promtional link on your site - weird!

      @Vintage - glad to be of help!

      @2pats -sometimes I re-read my own stuff -and think I really should put that into practice LOL Thanks for visiting!

    • 2patricias profile image


      10 years ago from Sussex by the Sea

      Hi Lissie, Every time I read one of your Hubs I learn something that I didn't know. It now occurs to me that I should probably read them all twice - not consequetively, but maybe read once, come back in a week.


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      vintage chic 

      10 years ago

      Hi Lissie- I am getting such GREAT help from you and the other super-hubbers out there! Just when I think I have it, you guys throw me another juicy bone of information to think about for my hub. THANK YOU for always thinking about us new little hubbers over here!

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      10 years ago

      Holy cr*p Lissie... could you slow down, I really can't keep up with you! :-)

      Excellent as usual (and loooong!!) ;-)

      Don't stop doing what you do.

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      10 years ago from New York

      Man- you have some REALLY GOOD advice for new comers. Thanks Lissie.

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      Elisabeth Sowerbutts 

      10 years ago from New Zealand

      LOL jekkeis actually its one of my shorter ones! Having a whole mob of fans coming and reading certainly helps though - thanks for visiting!

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      10 years ago

      what a great hub! one of the most content rich hubs I have seen! no wonder you get high scores

    • Lissie profile imageAUTHOR

      Elisabeth Sowerbutts 

      10 years ago from New Zealand

      Tweaking is good - you can always tweak a hub -everything except the actual url in fact! Just NEVER delete them!

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      Michelle Simtoco 

      10 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Hi Lissie, very useful information. I'm bookmarking these series of hubs you have here...ummm I believe I need to tweak some of my hubs LOL  Off I go... :-) 

    • Lissie profile imageAUTHOR

      Elisabeth Sowerbutts 

      10 years ago from New Zealand

      Oops - sorry about the spinning head Fours :-) Earnest - there are 4 - sorry LOL . Glad everyone found the hub useful - I will not be responsible for any brain cells that die as a result though!

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      10 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      Good and clear advice as usual Lissie. I will read the one I missed .

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      10 years ago from Laguna Niguel, CA

      My head is spinning.

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      Tony McGregor 

      10 years ago from South Africa

      Good advice - thanks

      Love and peace


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      Chris Crow 

      10 years ago

      Great post, great advice.

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      10 years ago from United Kingdom

      Wow, this is brilliant stuff! I've read all now, and really enjoyed the series.

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      10 years ago from From Berkeley, California.

      Thanks for all the useful information in this Hub. I'm still learning about serach engine ranking and optimizing my sites. A thumbs-up to you and I will definitely bookmark this Hub.

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      Elisabeth Sowerbutts 

      10 years ago from New Zealand

      check the wrongly spelt thing yourself - do as search with something spelt wrong - google will try to correct you - but look at the serps and the highlighted words - you'll notice they are the correct version.

      You should interlink on your blogs too - link between posts and also back to your top level domain - preferably in the first 50 odd characters so if splogger scraps you you may still get the backilnk!

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      10 years ago from London

      Thanks for writing this, gave me a bit to think about. I liked the idea of using wrongly spelled words to attract search engine traffic. Also I didn't know that they don't count internal linking. I should do more of that in my hubs.

    • Lissie profile imageAUTHOR

      Elisabeth Sowerbutts 

      10 years ago from New Zealand

      Its a recent trend - the last few months - there are many people complaining in the forums.

      Thanks for visiting

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      Josef Benjamin 

      10 years ago from Detroit

      I haven't had the problems you discibe about not being qualified to use adsense. Though I can understand why they would make someone wait several months before they apply lol.

      great article, got some really good ideas from it.

    • Lissie profile imageAUTHOR

      Elisabeth Sowerbutts 

      10 years ago from New Zealand

      @SweetiePie - I have a theory about the length of a hub/post/page on the interenet -every internet marketer learns that an article should be 250 words preferably 500 - so the easiest way to stand out is to be longer than that, a lot longer!

      @ajcor - I recovered now LOL thanks!

      @Cindy - thanks, everyone in business on the net really needs SEO these days - its scary how much a socalled expert charges for this basic stuff!

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      10 years ago from San Diego, CA

      Lissie - this is brilliant. I am going to bookmark this and revisit because you offer a ton of information. I just did a series of hubs on SEO help for beginners, and I'm going to go back and add a comment to direct people to your hub for hubpages SEO help. many thanks!

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      10 years ago from NSW. Australia

      Thanks Lissie - great now going back to read the other 3 - no wonder you are feeling tired! cheers

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      10 years ago from Southern California, USA

      The 1500 word rule is good for ranking with the search engines. I do not aim for a certain number of words as a rule, but on the hubs that are longer I have noticed I do better with google and yahoo searches.

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      Elisabeth Sowerbutts 

      10 years ago from New Zealand

      Thanks Ameilie - I think I might have over-loaded some people - I just wanted this lot of my "to do" list - you might want to use the bookmark function!

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      10 years ago from UK

      Hi Lissie, read 2nd post of yours on the same day and this is also equally interesting perhaps more i like it.

      Nice tips for making hubs popular in search engines.

    • Lissie profile imageAUTHOR

      Elisabeth Sowerbutts 

      10 years ago from New Zealand

      LG- can you tell I was getting tired and sitting in front of TV! I had most of these 4 hubs written for a differnt purpose - but I had to do the odd intro to make them work as stand-alone hubs too! Now you know why I always trry to give stuff that I am paid to write 24 hrs before the proof read - you are now my official proof reader! Thanks

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      10 years ago from London

      Wow, this is brilliant stuff! I've read all four now, and really enjoyed the series.

      Again, hope this doesn't offend you, but "The main mistake people make is useing cute In practice if you wirte naturally and don't use cute or allegorial itles"

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      Elisabeth Sowerbutts 

      10 years ago from New Zealand

      Thanks for stopping buy Amanda! LOL Waynet - its worth repeating some things from time to time I think!

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      Wayne Tully 

      10 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      Yeah your right...I've totally forgot about the placement of my modules and that this can make specific adsense ads appear...cheers for the reminder and a totally useful hub page article!

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      Amanda Severn 

      10 years ago from UK

      Very useful hub Lissie. Many thanks!

    • Lissie profile imageAUTHOR

      Elisabeth Sowerbutts 

      10 years ago from New Zealand

      LOL - just cleared out a 1/2 written e-book off my hard drive onto a hub or 4!

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      Sybille Yates 

      10 years ago

      Seems you are on hubfire today ;-) SY

    • Lissie profile imageAUTHOR

      Elisabeth Sowerbutts 

      10 years ago from New Zealand

      Yup its a tricky one. I like the transparency of it as a rev share model but it is a bit of a problem I suspect. with both smart pricing and the problems people are having getting approved for Adsense - 6 months seems to be the minimum time that you need to have had a web presence before applying IMHO

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      10 years ago from Spain

      Glad you mentioned how adsense works on hubs - a lot of people don't know they'll probably get smart priced due to the revenue share thing. Now I've been slacking lately and need to make a hub or three myself...

    • Lissie profile imageAUTHOR

      Elisabeth Sowerbutts 

      10 years ago from New Zealand

      LOL I was thinking about that as I was putting this together - I'll probably do a hub about the places you can get backlinks and the pros/cons - but not tonight I am all hubbed out! Thanks for visiting!

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      Julie-Ann Amos 

      10 years ago from Gloucestershire, UK

      Hi - if people do the blog at Blogger they can automatilly post their hubs to it with the "Share it!" button remember


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